Nov 7, 2012 @ 2:44pm
[BUG] "Sticky" mouse selection, Ctrl Key (focus-follows-mouse related, most likely)
Under some circumstances (most notably with focus-follows-mouse), Steam will have its "text selection" mode stuck on, even when I had released the mouse button, so when simply waving the mouse around the screen, blocks of text/images are getting highlighted in blue all over the place until I click the mouse button again to reset that state.

Likewise, I just had a situation where apparently the "Ctrl" key was locked on, because I went to search for "Team Fortress" in the game list, but whenever I got to the "a" it would select-all on the text box (highlighting the "te" which I had already typed), and then hitting "m" would end up erasing the "te". Like with the mouse, simply hitting Ctrl was enough to dislodge the sticky state.

This problem might be specific to people who use focus-follows-mouse, as I do. I can reproduce this by starting to select text, moving the mouse outside the Steam window, and then letting go of the mouse button. When the mouse cursor goes back over the Steam window, it's stuck on text selection until I hit a button again. It's likely because of the focus-follows-mouse thing...
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bl33ding_silence Nov 7, 2012 @ 4:16pm 
I see this all the time, but I don't think I have the "focus-follows-mouse" option enabled. I usually get it when steam lags for any reason, or when I click the Back Arrow navigation button.
Cinccino Nov 16, 2012 @ 9:07am 
Confirmed for Linux Mint 13 as well, specifically when switching desktops with key combos like [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Right Arrow] when a Steam window is focused. (When switching back, it will act as though the [Ctrl] key is stuck in the Steam window.)

It gets especially annoying in chat where if you hit [A], all your text is highlighted, and if you a fast typer, instadeleted, or when you type something with a [W] in it, this closes the window.
Last edited by Cinccino; Nov 16, 2012 @ 9:07am
matrim Nov 22, 2012 @ 4:53pm 
I've had the same happen to me.

For me it normally seems to happen when I hold down the button and scroll down using the side bar. Approximately 50% of the time after I release the key and move the cursor across the screen I see the blue highlighting.
Cinccino Dec 20, 2012 @ 7:32pm 
I'd like to mention that this is still an issue in Linux Mint 14, and the most recent Steam client.

When switching between desktops ([Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Arrow Key]), often when I switch back, the Steam window will pretend I am still holding onto the [Ctrl] key, causing text input to act with sporadic functions. Like attempting to type "What?" would close the window because I hit [W] and [Ctrl] + [W] closes windows. Or when I type something with the letter "a" in it, it highlights everything in the textbox and clears it all on the next keystroke.
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Date Posted: Nov 7, 2012 @ 2:44pm
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